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How to put on yukata part 1 : from putting on “yukata” to tying “koshihimo”

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Hi, yukata lovers!

I’m Maikichi, kimono instructor. I’ll show you how to put on yukata.

Are you ready? Let’s do it!!

 

Put yukata on and align the back center

 

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Stand straight with your feet together and look straight ahead. Don’t move your upper body as possible as you can.

 

1. Put yukata on.

 

 

2. Put the short lines on the collar together.

 

 

3.Pinch the back seam, and align it with your back center. Open a desired space at the nape. That’s “emon-wo-nuku” in Japanese.

 

 

Adjust the length of yukata 

 

4. Slide the hands along the collar and hold it at the roots of the thighs.

 

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It is about 20 cm from the end of the collar.

 

5. Bring the bottom half up. 

 

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During adjusting the hem line and the front body, keep your arms up.

 

6. Lower the hem line to the ankle.

 

 

Adjust the width of the front body

 

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During adjusting the bottom half of yukata, keep the level of hem line you determined. Move your arms horizontally.

 

 

7. Bring the left hand to the right hip bone.  Make sure that the “okumi” seam line is between the big toe and the next one. If it isn’t there, align the line. 

 

 

8. Open half the left body.

 

 

9. Bring the right hand to the left hip bone.

 

 

10. Twist the hand up to raise the tip of the right front corner. 

 

 

11. Bring the left hand to the right hip bone and twist the hand up to raise the tip of the left front corner. 

 

 

12. Holding the collar end firmly, and pull the extra fabric of the right side out.

 

 

13. Pull the extra fabric out around the waist.

 

 

14. Smooth the back, too.

 

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Do it carefully. If you do so, you’ll get a beautiful “ohashori”.

 

Tie “koshihimo”

 

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This “koshihimo” is the most important because it supports the entire of kimono. Usually you can’t see tying “koshihimo”, so I tuck up the fabric to see well.

 

15. Take the center of “koshihimo”. Pass it to the right hand keeping the collar end not to move.

 

 

16. Slide the “koshihimo” across the top of hips.

 

 

17. Cross it at the back.

 

18. Holding the roots, pull the ends firmly and horizontally in the hollow of the back.

 

 

19.  Pull them again firmly and diagonally.

 

 

20. Bring the ends to the front and tie it once.

 

 

21. Let go either end between the “koshihimo” and the body. 

 

 

22. The “koshihimo” will not get loose when your hands off.

 

 

23. Make a knot and tuck the ends in. Always tie a knot aside. 

 

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The ideal slack between your body and “koshihimo” is just one index finger.

 

24. Remove wrinkles around the “koshihimo” by sliding your fingers.

 

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Be sure to remove wrinkles. If you don’t do so in advance, you’ll get in trouble with straightening “ohashori”.

Good job, ladies!

Okay, take a break.

 

Let’s go to the next step in Part 2 !

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